Huguenot Museum

The Museum is opening over the summer in 2021 for special open days, tours and events on 3 July, 7 August and 4 September. Please keep an eye on the museum's website and social media channels for more information. 

Rochester is home to Britain’s very first museum of Huguenot history.

Following a £1.5 million development project, Rochester’s museum tells the dramatic story of the Huguenots, their persecution in France, escape to Britain and the trades, crafts and skills they brought with them that has since contributed to the formation of modern Britain.

The main collection is the French Hospital Collection. The objects, which include oil paintings, silver, documents, silk samples and personal items, tell the important story of Britain’s first refugees, the crafts, trades and skills they brought with them and the impact their contribution has had on the development of our country.

Alongside beautiful new galleries displaying objects never seen by the public before, the museum also has a vibrant and engaging learning space.

Here visitors will be able to further their learning either through a craft workshop, talk, lecture, film screening or cross-curricular schools session.

Opening Times

10am-5pm (last admission 4.15pm) on selected dates only for summer 2021.


High Street

Entry Price

Adults £4.00
Concessions £3.00
Family Ticket £10.00

Tickets last 12 months.

National Art Pass: 50% off ticket prices (On presentation of card)
Museum Association: Free (On presentation of card)